• Art & Culture

Castle of Vigevano

The Castle of Vigevano is considered one of the biggest fortified structures in Europe, occupying 70 thousand square metres.

Where
Piazza Ducale, Vigevano (PV)
Contacts
+39 0381 691636
Official site

The Castle of Vigevano is considered one of the biggest fortified structures in Europe, occupying 70 thousand square metres.

All the buildings within the walls are connected, making this an authentic city within the city. The castle, with the iconic Bramante Tower, overlooks the splendid Piazza Ducale and the entrance.

The original structure of the castle dates back to the Lombards, but underwent many renovations and expansions up until the 17th century. The castle’s unique structure is made of square sections decreasing in size as they ascend the hill and was the inspiration for the Filarete Tower at the Sforza Castle.

The best way to explore the castle and to enjoy its magical atmosphere is to get lost in its maze of rooms and halls.

It is now home to the Lomellina National Archaeological Museum where visitors can admire archaeological finds from the many excavation sites in the region, alongside some pieces found by chance, and discover a very detailed history of the costumes and traditions of this area.

 


Opening hours

Open: all year
Opening times: variable
Admission: free; Tower and Leonardiana, charge

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Places

International footwear museum

An art and a tradition in the town that has been the shoes world capital
  • Art & Culture
International Footwear Museum
5 mt

Piazza Ducale in Vigevano

You will be enchanted by one of the most beautiful Renaissance squares
  • Art & Culture
Piazza Ducale in Vigevano
135 mt

Duomo di Vigevano

It delimits the eastern side of the Piazza Ducale, with its grandiose Baroque façade
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo di Vigevano, Churches of Pavia
185 mt

Vigevano

  • Villages
Vigevano
239 mt

Golf Vigevano

Golf Vigevano is a prestigious benchmark in the Italian golf circuit. The 18-hole course is set in the green surroundings of Ticino Park.
  • Golf
Golf Vigevano
3.46 km

The Sforzesca

A genuine prototype for subsequent rural Lombard architecture
  • Art & Culture
La Sforzesca
3.94 km

Gambolo'

  • Villages
Gambolo'
6.49 km

Abbazia di Sant'Albino

Abbey of Saint Albino (VIII century) on the Via Francigena
  • Religious Tourism
Abbazia di Sant'Albino
11.23 km

Pontoon bridge

This bridge is one of the last remaining pontoon bridges in Italy.
  • Art & Culture
Ponte delle barche
11.62 km

Santa Croce abbey - Mortara

The Santa Croce abbey was instead the church of Ordine Mortariense
  • Religious Tourism
Santa Croce abbey - Mortara
11.71 km

Mortara

Mortara si è guadagnata nei decenni il titolo di patria del Salame d'Oca più buono del mondo
  • Villages
Mortara
11.72 km

Basilica of San Lorenzo - Mortara

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of San Lorenzo - Mortara
11.75 km

Sanctuary of Madonna del Campo - Mortara

  • Religious Tourism
Sanctuary of Madonna del Campo - Mortara
12.31 km

Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Bozzola Garlasco

  • Religious Tourism
Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Bozzola Garlasco
13.18 km

Garlasco

  • Art & Culture
Garlasco
14.33 km

Bereguardo Castle

Destinato prevalentemente a funzioni residenziali difendeva il versante occidentale dello Stato di Milano
  • Art & Culture
Bereguardo Castle
14.83 km

Where to sleep

MAISON 16

Vigevano
MAISON 16
255 mt

RESIDENZA SAN BERNARDO

Vigevano
RESIDENZA SAN BERNARDO
330 mt

LOCANDA SAN BERNARDO

Vigevano
LOCANDA SAN BERNARDO
354 mt

LA VIA PER MILANO DI MISTRETTA ROSA

Vigevano
LA VIA PER MILANO DI MISTRETTA ROSA
762 mt

PICCOLA BAITA

Vigevano
PICCOLA BAITA
1.43 km

MAISON 39 - LE JARDIN

Vigevano
MAISON 39 - LE JARDIN
2.81 km

AGR. VILLA ADELINA

Borgo San Siro
AGR. VILLA ADELINA
10.4 km

LA CASA DEL NOCCIOLO

Tromello (PV)
LA CASA DEL NOCCIOLO
12.03 km

ALBERGO BOTTALA OSTERIA IL CUUC

Mortara
ALBERGO BOTTALA OSTERIA IL CUUC
12.04 km

VILLA PAOLA

Tromello
VILLA PAOLA
12.14 km

ANTICA CORTE LOMBARDA

Mortara
ANTICA CORTE LOMBARDA
12.49 km

IL PINO

Garlasco
IL PINO
14.19 km